Wolfson College Music Society


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About the Society

Wolfson is host to a number of professional recitals, which have recently included piano and vocal performers and their Ensemble in Residence, the Fournier Trio, as well as a shakuhachi concert. Since the foundation of the College, the society has given a platform to many excellent performers, and their first recital was given by the renowned cellist, the late Rostropovich.

Facilitated by the society, two practice rooms with upright pianos, a grand piano in the Hall, an electronic drum kit and some amplification equipment are available for the use of Wolfson students. They are currently operating a fundraising appeal for the purchase of a new top-quality concert grand.

The college currently runs two choirs, the Alternative Choir, which is organised with a few rehearsals in the run-up to each event (directed by Isabel de BerriƩ), and the newly formed Isaiah Choir, which rehearses regularly on Monday nights (directed by John Duggan). We are open to receiving membership enquiries from people outside the college. Enquiries are also welcome from people who may be interested in giving a recital at Wolfson or bringing a band to perform at one of our events. Events have previously taken place in the Hall; from next year our new lecture theatre will also provide an additional performance space. Information is available on the Music Society web page https://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/1462-wolfson-college-music-society and upcoming concerts are listed on the college News page https://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/all-news.


Wolfson has two choirs. The first, Wolfson Alternative Choir, is a non-auditioning, fun and friendly choir that sings both classical and popular music. More information can be found on the Choir’s Facebook page.

The second choir, the Isaiah Choir, is a brand new choir for Wolfson with a repertoire of both secular and sacred music. For current contact details, please see the society’s website.